Berkeley Lab's Engineering Division has an exciting and immediate opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the team.
This is a matrix position within the Engineering division that supports the EUV lithography program at the Center for X-Ray Optics (CXRO). The Center for X-Ray Optics at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory works to further science and technology using short wavelength optical systems and techniques. We create and operate advanced experimental systems to address national needs, support research in material, life, and environmental science, and extend the forefront of semiconductor manufacturing.This type of position requires changing assignments as work is completed and/or as scope changes.
Under general supervision of and in collaboration with principal investigator/supervisor, your work will include the application of a broad array of analytical, computational, instrumentation, and hardware design skills in the development of research equipment. Technical engineering areas include: engineering and design of precision opto-mechanical assemblies, engineering and design of UHV systems, engineering and design of high stability systems (vibration, drifts), mechatronics.
Initiate and participate in research, contribute to ongoing programs. and work under senior engineers. developing skills compatible with the Lab·
Under general direction, independently perform a variety of unique mechanical engineering tasks, using professional engineering concepts to develop practical and creative solutions to complex problems.
Activities include development, implementation, and operation of magnetic measurement instrumentation for the Advanced Light Source and other accelerator/detector facilities.
Take initiative to assist others in resolving issues outside immediate area of responsibility.
Document, archive, and communicate the results of work in reports and oral presentations. Communication of results includes participating in discussion, meetings and reviews regarding the engineering components of scientific projects. Submitting publications in referred journals is encouraged and appreciated.
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Science, or Equivalent within the last two years.
Demonstrated relevant knowledge and experience in mechanical engineering concepts, theories, practices, and tools,
Demonstrated ability to apply engineering principles and practices to design and implement technical projects.
Ability to work independently given general instruction and effectively in a team environment.
Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of instrumentation, motion control systems, and mechanical design.
Knowledge and skills of engineering analysis and simulation.
Relevant publication record demonstrating proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes
Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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